Friday, July 2, 2010

Europe Projects (1of3)

Hello again,

A few weeks ago I finished putting together all my photos from my March trip to Europe. Oh Europe....I can't wait to go back. It was so much fun reliving the trip, but kind of a let down to think that is is over. Vacation let-down is the worst, right?

I decided to document my trip in three different ways. I didn't want the pressure of making one huge scrapbook with all my photos and memories. Wanted to remember it in a really unique way. The first is this mini album, filled with a few of my favorite pictures, sized 5 x 7 with lots of journalling and ephemera. I really like how this turned out. Very mixed media, modern, colorful-much like my trip (which was a mixed up, crazy ride).

I used this awesome canvas album from Prima,the Road Map line from October Afternoon, Thickers, and stickers from 7Gypsies. All products are linked on the right ; D

Funny story: in my obsessive crafty, yet impractical way when I returned from my trip I immediately started searching the web for the perfect products to match my photos. I stumbled across this line from Studio Calico and fell in love with it. However, it did not release until June and I knew I wanted to get my pictures done before then. I thought about waiting, I searched and searched for a place to buy it early, and no luck. I know, loser, right? I put waaaay to much thought into it. One day I was working at Archiver's and I saw this fun, retro line from OA. I liked it and decided to stop waiting and just get on with it already! Once I started, I fell in LOVE with the way it turned out.

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The front cover. Love the canvas album. It has fabric and clear acetate pages, which make it very easy to get all creative. I have ZERO idea how to decorate the cover. Any ideas?
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This is actually in the back of the book. The clear pages are empty like a page protector, so I sewed up a pocket with some of the OA papers and stuffed it with brochures, tickets, etc. oh Paris.....
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An example of how most of the pages look. Just stuck the pictures right to the canvas, added paper and stickers and LOTS of writing.
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A close up of my silly travel mates. Love them. oooolala!
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You can see in the right side there I took a prayer card from Westminster Abbey and added it right to the binding, using some deco tape to see it out so you could read it. It just flips like another page.
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The very last page is a manila envelope I added to hold more trinkets from the trip. I had a LOT of stuff! lol. That star stamp is from Studio Calico. Worked perfectly here and on a couple other pages.

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear any comments you have. I am always curious to see if anyone comes by here!

Later,
Michelle
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